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Hi Teen Resisters,
These past weeks have had a lot of scary events. We hope that you are taking care of yourselves and staying safe.
We're focusing most of this list on resources related to the wave of anti-Asian hate sweeping the country right now, including the horrific shooting in Atlanta last week. We've linked a ton of resources for action, donations, etc., in different categories.
We also want to note the mass shooting in Boulder, CO this week. It occurred in the final stages of publishing this list, so we don't have extensive action yet, but we will link these pre-existing resources:
We're sending you love and light amid these difficult times and also reminding you that hope is truly on the horizon.
Peace and power,
what went down
While both the President and Vice President have condemned the shootings, along with Long’s church, there is still so much more to be done on a broader scale. You can check in on those in your life who are affected anti-Asian racism and offer support, but never force someone to have a conversation they don’t want to have. Stop AAPI Hate is one of many organizations working to document and prevent anti-Asian racism. They have resources including reporting forms and safety tips available in multiple languages. They also have a Public Accommodation Law Survey document where you can check what protections exist in your state. The National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum has petitions along with educational resources as well.
Organizations to donate to and get involved with:
Amidst everything, the government has introduced a crime bill, the sweeping Police, Crime, Sentencing and Court Bill, which would give police significantly more power in their response to nonviolent protests and demonstrations. Yet this approach is exactly the opposite of what lead activists in London are looking for. As evidenced by Everard’s murder, police can be and often are perpetrators of violence against women. Many women don’t feel any safer — or even feel less safe — while in the presence of police. Considering this newly sparked cultural firestorm, there has been significant pushback against the government’s solution of increasing police power.
WHAT YOU CAN DO:
This list was written by Leo Levine, Sonia Chajet Wides, Hailey Dickinson, and Kate Griem, with org contributions from Nicole Kim.
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